The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), in partnership with the Australian National University (ANU) has announced the return of its Aid Supplier Conference, to be held on Thursday 15 February 2018. The aim of the conference is to bring together government, commercial suppliers, non-government organisations, SMEs, academics and individuals engaged in or have an interest […]
The IDC Executive prepared a brief response to this Inquiry, focussed on three core themes: 1) the aid program can be more effective and efficient through better harnessing the capabilities and experiences of the private sector; 2) there are still some structural and operational impediments to the aid program that can be positively addressed through better engagement with the private sector; and, 3) a number of procurement and contracting-related practices continue to negatively impact a competitive and diverse marketplace and hence the effectiveness, efficiency and value for money in the aid program. Read More
The IDC has been invited by Senator the Hon Brett Mason to a rountable on 30 January 2014 to discuss the development of performance bechmarks for Australia’s aid program. The Consultation Paper can be found here.
IDC Member, Tess Newton Cain, writes for the Development Policy Blog on the elections scheduled across the Pacific this year. The full post can be accessed from the link below. Read More
The DevPolicy Blog has posted an edited version of the speech IDC Australia Chair, Mel Dunn, delivered at the launch of the results of the Australian aid stakeholder survey. The full transcript can be accessed from the link below. Read More
The results of the survey were presented at a public forum at the Development Policy Centre at which Professor Stephen Howes of the Centre, Mark Purcell from ACFID and Mel Dunn from the IDC presented and discussed the results. Rich data that can be accessed via the following link. Read More